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Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
in it when bob dole offered him the number two spot on the ticket. at first it fired up the gop base, but by the fall the dole ticket had fallen behind clinton/gore. conservatives grew frustrated and they thought the race would be closer if they would go after clinton on character issues. dole wouldn't do it. when he delivered a flat debate performance in the first showdown with clinton, the right turned up the heat on kemp. suddenly it was on him to say what they all believed about the president. in the first question of the vp debate, kemp got his chance to deliver. >> some supporters of senator dole have expressed disappointment over his unwillingness in hartford sunday night to draw personal and ethical differences between him and president clinton. how do you feel about it? >> wow. in 90 seconds? i can't clear my throat in 90 seconds. jim, bob dole and myself don't see al gore and bill clinton as our enemy. we see them as our opponents. >> that was a mature and laudable response. it was also the exact opposite of what conservatives wanted and demanded. they were irate. kemp had
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
post" media group. said he is the buffalo bob of our show. >> now i'm don meredith because don meredith always used to say on monday night football, when the game was nearly over, woe start singing. ♪ the party's over but not there yet. >> bring you back to sing at some point, heward. before we do that, we have another task and i thought howard would be the perfect guy to lead this off. basically, we want to look ahead to this debate tonight and all for a moment, assume the role of moderator, jim lehrer, pbs, a moderating this thing tonight. let just go around right now, we will start with you, howard. you got jim lehrer's seat, the two questions in front of you -- two candidates right in front of you. what is the one question that you think would you most like to see jim lehrer ask one of these candidates tonight? >> i would focus on mitt romney because this really is it for mitt. i would go right at the central concern. i would say i would ask, governor, bain capital, which you helped to run, had many successes but it also had many failures. the bering company, the typewriter compan
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